On the east coast of South Island, many species of whale visit thanks to the Kaikoura Canyon – a continental shelf – around 800 metres off the coast. Boasting ocean depths of over 1,200 metres, it’s an ideal hunting and feeding ground. The giant sperm whales can easily be seen all year round, with humpback whales regular visitors in the winter months, and orcas in the summer. This incredible spot is also a destination for the occasional blue and pilot whales, so you’ll be sure to have a memorable experience.
Going on an incredible whale-watching trip is one of the best things to do in New Zealand. For more information, or to book your trip, please contact the True Luxury team today.